I didn't even know TW had started this thread as I have been in the hospital and 'out of it'. I had some quiet time this morning so I'll try to get you all updated.
As TW told you, I had surgery on November 25th. Everything went fine and I went home feeling great. On November 29th I started having pain in my tailbone. During the course of the week the pain moved from my tailbone to just under my butt to the inside of my left leg. The pain became so intense that it became impossible to walk on the leg and I started using crutches. My Dr this whole time thought that I was just having pain from the positioning that they had put me on the table for my surgery as my leg was neither swelling or hot. On December 7th I woke to my leg swollen and went to see my Dr who put me in the hospital. They ran several tests on my leg and in the end told me that my entire left leg was one large clot.
On December 8th they went in to put a 'basket' in my stomach area to catch any clots that might break loose and try to head toward my heart or lungs. This prcedure was successful. At the same time they tried to go in and remove the clot, but one of the instruments slipped and cut the vein. I am on blood thinner so they had to stop so that there would not be any further damage done and that I would not bleed to death. We also would have to wait a few days before trying again because the vein needed to heal.
On December 10th they went in and rooter rooter'ed my leg and got the clots. During all this time my leg had swelled to twice it's normal size. We thought we had finally had victory. But on the 11th the Dr came in and told us there was still a problem. The swelling in my leg should have gone down and the pain should be gone. But instead of the swelling going down, the leg has gotten bigger.
Last night they did an ultra sound and found that the leg is once again filled with clots. We are to talk to the Dr today, don't know what time or what we will do, but I am becoming discouraged and could use some prayers.
Juliann & Jeff
Jamaica Soon Come